New luxury train to Badulla from Saturday

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Following Minister of Transport Bandula Gunawardena’s directives, the Department of Railways has planned to operate an intercity luxury train between Colombo and Badulla, the railway destination with the highest tourist attraction in the country, every Saturday, beginning this weekend.

The new ‘Ella Odyssey’ super luxury train will depart Colombo Fort every Saturday at 5:30 a.m. and will arrive in Badulla at 3:55 p.m. The train will stop at Gampaha, Veyangoda, Polgahawela, Rambukkana, Peradeniya, Maha Nuwara, Nawalapitiya, Nanu Oya, Haputale, Diyatalawa, Bandarawela, Ella, and Badulla stations.

The train will depart Badulla every Sunday at 9:50 a.m. and arrive in Colombo at 7:20 p.m. The train will make stops at sightseeing spots along the way.